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Staff Accountant

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$50,353/yr. to $75,529/yr.
  • Posted Date:05/16/2017 1:40 PM

Staff Accountant (Finance Analyst)

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY

Responsible for performing complex accounting procedures for department specific and countywide financial activities and ensuring the integrity of the County’s financial system. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Perform professional accounting and financial management activities in a complex accounting environment. Provide professional and technical advice and assistance within the framework of established accounting principles, theories, concepts and practices and current regulatory requirements. Develop and execute consistent accounting practices throughout county financial systems.  Implements financial policy established by the Deputy Finance Director and/or Finance Director. Assist in the preparation of monthly and year-end financial statements; includes preparing journal entries and reconciling general ledger accounts.  Prepare schedules as directed by the Deputy Finance Director in order to meet various audit deadlines and for preparation of the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Assist in the review and audit of County accounting systems; identify areas of weakness and assist in development of appropriate solutions. Assist County departments in capital budget and annual budget preparation and review; includes assisting departments with quarterly and annual budget variance report. Assist and advise departmental personnel with budget questions, proper expenditure coding and other accounting and operational related activities. Maintain multiple inventory counts and departmental inventory of fixed assets including periodic physical inventories to assure existence, location and condition of the assets as reflected on the departmental fixed asset inventory. Provide JD Edwards application support and development; includes module development and expertise, development of training, training staff, monitoring help desk as requested and assisting with system upgrades. Complete various financial and cost analysis as requested for use by senior management. Prepare quarterly and annual reports to state agencies as assigned. Assist in grant monitoring as needed and produce financial information as required for completion of single audit.  Apply payroll rules/policies, and federal/state rules and regulations to department and/or construction projects as necessary. Create/maintain project budget and job cost analysis as necessary for supported departments. Generate monthly State and municipal invoices and statements. Maintain & monitor agency accounts, including patient and inmate funds. Present and explain financial information to County Board Supervisors, County Administrator, Department Heads and various staff. All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Four year college degree in Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent. Two years or more of experience in the accounting field with an emphasis on cost and financial analysis or any combination of education and work experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Experience in governmental accounting is desirable. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with employees and department heads. Ability to work independently. Considerable knowledge of common office application, particularly MS Office applications.  Expertise in Excel and competency in word processing and presentation software. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Ability to establish and maintain effective public, staff, and inter-departmental working relationships.  Must exercise tact and courtesy. Ability to demonstrate reliability, resourcefulness and good judgment. Ability to deal with sensitive data in a confidential manner.  Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and integrity. Ability to comprehend, convey, and comply with federal, state, and county regulations and accounting standards. Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions. Ability to understand interdepartmental relations. Design and implement complex spreadsheets and databases. Analytical and problem solving skills. Adaptable to change/learns quickly.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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